University of Leeds

Chinese (Modern)

  • 4 years full time

Program Description

Vast and diverse, China has become one of the world’s major economic powers and boasts a rich and varied cultural heritage.

This degree offers you the chance to develop your Chinese language skills while exploring China’s social, cultural, political and historical context.

Compulsory modules will allow you to build your spoken and written Chinese, while a variety of optional modules will enable you to discover the aspects of Chinese politics, society and culture that interest you. You can even study modules covering the wider Asia Pacific region, such as Japanese literature, history and development in East Asia, or East Asian religions.

East Asian Studies at Leeds offers flexible and varied language degrees that focus on modern cultures and societies – but don’t neglect their historical roots either.

This four-year course includes a year abroad.

 

Specialist resources

Created over 50 years, the Chinese collection housed in the Brotherton Library is one of the best collections of modern Chinese books in the country. The University Library also has impressive holdings of books in English about China, backed up by a wide range of digital materials. You’ll have access to free classes and workshops so you can learn how to use them.

As well as our great library resources, our Language Zone gives you access to free learning resources, including space for personal study, language learning software, and video, audio, books and magazines.

Compulsory modules in your first year will give you a firm foundation in basic Chinese language skills, while your choice of optional modules will allow you to explore different areas of Chinese culture – such as contemporary Chinese literature and the history of Imperial China – and the wider Asia Pacific, such as East Asian religious traditions or Japanese cultural history.

You’ll then build on these skills by spending a year at a university in mainland China or Taiwan, immersing yourself in the local culture to get a sense of life in the country. It will give you a new perspective on your studies for when you return to Leeds, combining advanced language study with an even broader range of cultural modules.

In your final year, you’ll apply the critical and research skills you’ve developed to produce your Final Year Project – an independently researched project on a topic of your choice.

Course structure

The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Chinese (Modern) BA in the course catalogue

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